environment

Brad Line of Villanova and his sons, Grayson and Nolan, showing off their app, Squishr, for tracking spotted lanternflies.
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Charlotte Reese
October 14, 2019 - 4:30 am
Squishr, developed by a Villanova man and his two sons, lets users upload pictures and track their spotted lanternfly kills with GPS location data.
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Children playing in nature.
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KYW Staff
October 08, 2019 - 4:12 pm
Research finds that thinking skills improve more in children with regular exposure to green space.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
October 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is in Copenhagen this week for two environmental conferences, and he hopes his presence will make a statement.
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Adam Langley, a Villanova biologist, and a group of students team up with Smithsonian researchers to measure plants and roots in marsh areas along the East Coast to determine the impact of carbon dioxide on growth.
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Mark Abrams
October 06, 2019 - 11:23 am
The future of animals and plant life on the planet is the focus of a new scientific global Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship formed at Villanova University.
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Fall foliage seen in Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Albany Township, Berks County.
KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 02, 2019 - 3:19 pm
The Delaware Valley is seeing 45 degree swings in temperatures in just two days, and there's been concern the swings could have a negative impact on the fall foliage so many people like to view.
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Philadelphia skyline
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Rasa Kaye
September 30, 2019 - 1:19 pm
A bunch of teenagers bawled out world leaders (and the rest of us) for not doing enough to slow the rate of climate change last week. If the kids’ ire has inspired you, we’ll remind you of 1Thing that quietly and efficiently fights the good fight against rising greenhouse gases and temperatures: a...
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TreePhilly
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John McDevitt
September 27, 2019 - 3:56 pm
In an effort to increase the tree canopy in Philadelphia neighborhoods, the city is giving away trees at nearly two dozen giveaway events across the city this fall. Read more here.
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File photo shows an aerial view of large icebergs floating as the sun rises near Kulusuk, Greenland.
Felipe Dana/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 25, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic and losing oxygen, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report issued as world leaders met at the United Nations.
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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass
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Jim Melwert
September 24, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Pennsylvania is getting a $5 million grant to study health effects of chemical used in firefighting foam at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station that contaminated water supply.
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Construction for the Sunoco Mariner East pipeline.
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KYW Staff
September 24, 2019 - 1:56 pm
The Chester County District Attorney's Office has issued a public notice against the owners of the Mariner East pipeline. Read more here.
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